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Historical Markers and War Memorials in North Bethesda, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Montgomery County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Montgomery County, MD (574) Frederick County, MD (474) Howard County, MD (131) Prince George s County, MD (525) Washington, DC (1972) Arlington County, VA (382) Fairfax County, VA (488) Loudoun County, VA (279)  MontgomeryCounty(574) Montgomery County (574)  FrederickCounty(474) Frederick County (474)  HowardCounty(131) Howard County (131)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(525) Prince George's County (525)   D.C.(1972) Washington (1972)  (382) Arlington County (382)  FairfaxCounty(488) Fairfax County (488)  LoudounCounty(279) Loudoun County (279)
Location of North Bethesda, Maryland
    Montgomery County (574)
    Frederick County (474)
    Howard County (131)
    Prince George's County (525)
    Washington, D.C. (1972)
    Arlington County, Virginia (382)
    Fairfax County, Virginia (488)
    Loudoun County, Virginia (279)
 
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1Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — "Alluvium" is an artwork by Jim Sanborn
The following is a list of the translations, transcriptions, and sources for the texts on the screen John Smith 1612 AD "There is but one entrance by sea into this country, and that is at the mouth of a very goodly bay, 18 or 20 miles . . . Map (db m113848) HM
2Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — 11333 Woodglen Drive
On this building, 11333 Woodglen Drive, the first "Green Roof" in Montgomery County was built in 2004. This roof provides for reduced energy consumption in the building and also provides for a natural filtration and . . . Map (db m113838) HM
3Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — A Royal AudiencePresident Obama and Henson's Legacy
In 2011, Queen Elizabeth received President Obama at Buckingham Palace. Among significant historic items she arranged for him to view was material related to Josiah Henson's visit with Queen Victoria in 1877. About Henson's meeting, the . . . Map (db m174662) HM
4Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Agriculture on the Riley Plantation
"Gradually the disposal of everything raised on the farm,—the wheat, oats, hay, fruit, butter, and whatever else there might be,—was confided to me, and it was quite evident that I could and did sell for better than any one else he . . . Map (db m174685) HM
5Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Archaeology at Josiah Henson Park
Montgomery Parks has conducted archaeological research on this property since 2009 and will continue studies to learn more about the daily lives of those enslaved here and whose experiences are not recorded anywhere else. Reconstructing the . . . Map (db m174689) HM
6Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Bethesda's Big Train
Walter Johnson, baseball's greatest pitcher, lived in Bethesda from 1925 until 1935. Called the "Big Train" because of his overpowering fastball, Johnson won 417 games in 21 seasons with the Washington Senators. His record of 110 shutouts should . . . Map (db m141386) HM
7Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Farm Road Bed
Like much of the Riley-Bolten House, the landscape was reinforced as part of the 1930s renovation. This macadam style road, uncovered during museum construction, replaced the earlier dirt farm road. While dirt roads were common in the . . . Map (db m174675) HM
8Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Historic Montrose School
Constructed 1909 Designed by Thomas C. Groomes as a two room schoolhouse for white elementary students in rural communities of Montrose and Randolph. Used coal-burning stove, water from a well, and outhouses. Students planted the red cedar . . . Map (db m67063) HM
9Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — How Did Josiah Henson Help Free Enslaved People?
Experiencing firsthand the evils of slavery, Josiah Henson chose not just to free himself, but to help others escape their bondage. After he safely arrived in Canada with his wife and children, he set out to raise funds to pay for his brother . . . Map (db m174646) HM
10Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — John C. Brown Memorial Bridge
The John C. Brown (Corp’l U. S. Army) Memorial Bridge Dedicated August 26, 1950 To the memory of the first Maryland soldier killed in action in Korea June 30, 1950Map (db m90) WM
11Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Josiah Henson
Born into slavery in 1789, Josiah Henson was purchased as a child by Adam Robb and transferred here to the Riley plantation in 1795. The Rileys enslaved him for over 30 years until he escaped with his wife and children from Kentucky to . . . Map (db m174658) HM
12Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Leibo's Place
This clubhouse at Povich Field is named in recognition of the outstanding community contribution made by Phil Leibovitz and the entire team at Sandy Spring Builders, LLC of Bethesda, Maryland. The Sandy Spring team played the leadership role in . . . Map (db m141385) HM
13Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Life in the Slave Quarters
"We lodged in log huts, and on the bare ground .... Our beds were collections of straw and old rags, thrown down in the corners and boxed in the boards; a single blanket the only covering." —Josiah . . . Map (db m174688) HM
14Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Maryland: Confederate or Union State?
Slavery in Maryland lasted for 230 years, beginning with the earliest colonists and persisting through most of the Civil War. During the war, Maryland remained in the Union. Like other border state residents, Marylanders were sympathetic to — . . . Map (db m174693) HM
15Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Old Spring House & Pool of Bethesda
Originally, the grounds of the National Naval Medical Center was a rural farm with a small pond fed by a natural spring. The picture to the right is the original spring house located on the property. the pool and the tiny stream reminded the . . . Map (db m75845) HM
16Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Preserving the Riley-Bolten House
"When you came out of the kitchen, or the log cabin, then you went up some steps on to a porch … into the sitting room." — Frances Mace Hansbrough, 2007
When developer Morton Luchs purchased . . . Map (db m174680) HM
17Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Return to the Riley Farm
In 1878, after meeting President Hayes at the White House, Henson returned to the Riley plantation to find it much diminished — a scene common after the end of slavery in the South. Upon recognizing Henson, the Widow Riley exclaimed: "Why, . . . Map (db m174661) HM
18Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Shirley Povich
Baseball was Shirley Povich's true passion. In a career at The Washington Post that spanned 75 years, Povich covered the greats of the game from Walter Johnson to Cal Ripken Jr. The prolific and profound Povich covered the Washington . . . Map (db m141383) HM
19Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — The Meathouse: A Food Vault
"I used to reason that the slaves were the property of their masters, and so were the pigs…if I induced them to wander away, it was only taking a part of master's property, the pigs, to make the other part of his property, the . . . Map (db m174683) HM
20Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — The Riley Plantation
This illustration imagines what the property looked like 200 years ago when Josiah Henson was enslaved here. The Riley House was positioned on a hill above Old Georgetown Road. A number of outbuildings were scattered around the property to . . . Map (db m174660) HM
21Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Who Was Josiah Henson?
Born in 1789 in Maryland to enslaved parents, Josiah Henson lived in slavery until 1830. For most of that time, he worked and lived on the Isaac Riley plantation, where he sustained humiliation, deprivation, and crippling violence. After a . . . Map (db m174691) HM
22Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Whose House Was This?
This is the historic Riley-Bolten House, built circa 1800. The log structure attached to the house is a kitchen built in 1850. Until 1864, this plantation was worked by enslaved people. Josiah Henson lived in quarters elsewhere on the . . . Map (db m174652) HM
 
Jul. 25, 2021